Great place for young individuals with no children
Non Secure/ Secure Residential Counselor (Former Employee) – Williamsville, NY – June 2, 2015
A typical day consists of being in one of the cottages male or female and holding each youth accountable for the things they need to be held accountable for. The youth are ages 11-17 and most have mental health issues, previous trauma, family issues, social issues and a variety of other things. It is important in this job to stay consistent with the youth, following their program but most importantly being there for them to discuss one-on-one problems. I enjoyed talking with the youth individually and getting to know them and help them with things they wanted to be helped with. A difficult aspect of the job are the walk in crisis situations, hands on therapeutic interventions and frequent outbursts among youth.